Black Magic Sanction, Harrison
Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter—and lived to tell the tale. But she's never faced off against her own kind . . . until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment—at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.
fast-paced 8th installment in the Rachel Morgan series.
Kingdom Keepers 5: Shell Game
The Disney Dream leaves Port Canaveral on an historic cruise to Los Angeles with a special treat in store for guests: the Disney Host Interactive guides are on board. Finn, Maybeck, Charlene, Willa, and Philby join guests as the DHI experience moves to one of the most advanced cruise ships in the world.
But all is not right below decks. Strange things are happening. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation to be in attendance: nearly every Disney villain is aboard the ship, including Maleficent. The Overtakers have infiltrated the cast and crew. And no oneknows what they have planned.
The Dream sets sail filled with enthusiastic guests and crew. But not for long. Maleficent takes over a video screen and warns the guests of trouble to come. With the ship arriving to the beaches of Castaway Cay--its first of many exotic ports of call--the Kingdom Keepers are under attack; back home the Base is threatened and about to fall. The Overtakers have expanded in ways never foreseen, and it's clear they intend to use this element of surprise to accomplish what has eluded them so far: victory.
I was disappointed in book 4. But my son has recently gotten into the series, so I figured I needed to stay ahead of him. This book is back to the quality of the earler installments in the series, and the characters, as young high schoolers, are becoming more developed and independent.
The Illumination, Brockmeier
What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us?
At 8:17 on a Friday night, the Illumination begins. Every wound begins to shine, every bruise to glow and shimmer. And in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a journal of love notes, written by a husband to his wife, passes into the keeping of Carol Ann Page, and from there through the hands of five other people—a photojournalist, a schoolchild, a missionary, a writer, and a street vendor. As their stories unfold, we come to understand how intricately and brilliantly they are connected, in all their human injury and experience. With the artistry and imagination that have become his trademark, Kevin Brockmeier reveals a world that only he could imagine, casting his gaze on the wounds we bear and the light that radiates from us all.
The ideas in this book are fascinating and the writing is lovely and compelling. It's more like a collection of short stories around the same theme, rather than a novel with one driving plot however.
#1 Black Magic Sanction, #2 Kingdom Keepers Shell Game, #3 The Illumination, #4 Night Strangers, #5 Punkzilla, #6 The Last Good Man, #7 Book of Lost Fragrances, #8 Passager, #9 The Orphan Master's Son, #10 Caleb's Crossing, #11 Pale Demon, #12 Antifragile, #13 A Perfect Blood, #14 The Twelve, #15 Ella Enchanted, #16 Heart Shaped Box, #17 The Woman Who Died a Lot, #18 Beekeeper's Apprentice, #19 Midwife's Confession, #20 A king of Infinite Space, #21 Percival's Planet, #22 When the Killing's Done, #23 The Great Mysteries, #24 Stardust, #25 Sandcastle Girls, #26 Iced
Edited by kofduke - 5/20/13 at 10:00am